Ayushi is an undergraduate in microbiology at Amity University, where she has been engaged in independent research on nanoparticles in biology. In her future life as a researcher, she wants to use synthetic biology tools to solve terraforming and astrobiology questions along with pressing bioremediation issues. Additionally, she is looking forward to ever-increasing possibilities in the world of science communication.

Articles by AyushiSood:

Those Site-Specific Recombinases in Your Tool Kit

Most of us are aware of genetic engineering systems like Cre-Lox, TALENs, Zinc finger systems, and of course, CRISPR-Cas9. ¬†These are all examples of CSSR- Conservative Site-Specific Recombination. We use these site specific recombinases routinely, but do we really know about them or what the future hold for these tools? It turns out that CSSR…

14 Aug 2017 DNA / RNA Manipulation and Analysis

Phylogenetic Tree Construction Made Easy with Blast & Mega

Your DNA sequence can be put to good use fairly easily with Blast and Mega software. These programs can help in phylogenetic tree construction. You can ask questions like what is the evolutionary relationship between a set of sequences from different species? Or how have certain microbial strains arisen? Blast As any bioscientist probably knows,…

07 Mar 2017 Genomics & Epigenetics